For the variants encountered in the Nuka-World add-on for Fallout 4, see Cave cricket (Nuka-World).
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Cave crickets are creatures found in Appalachia.

Characteristics

Biology

Cave crickets have been mutated by radiation to become bigger and much more resistant to damage due to its hard exoskeleton. According to Grahm and Sofia Daguerre, their legs are supposed to be "pretty good eating," though Sofia is skeptical of the claim.[1] A rumor exists in Appalachia about cave crickets being capable of cannibalism, including one that ate a creche of eggs.[2] Beckett compares the attention span of chem addicts to that of cave crickets.[3]

Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 76 cut content.

The Naturalist, from the cut random encounter of the same name, refers to them as the "Appalachian Hexapod Colossus."[4]

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Gameplay attributes

The cave cricket uses melee attacks and has high Damage Resistance which makes it tough to kill using ballistic weapons, although energy weapons are effective against them. They typically will be found in groups rather than alone.

Variants

Cave cricket

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The ordinary kind of cave crickets. These are the most common variant and have a large amount of Hit Points. They also boast a maxed out Perception, which means they are hard to sneak up on.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Cave cricket
00112EDA
Attack
Unarmed (45 Damage)

Cave cricket hunter

This variant has dark colors and is faster, stronger and more aggressive. These have a high DR of 100 and an even higher ER of 250, on top of their high amount of Hit Points. There will generally be one of them in a pack of four lower level crickets.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Cave cricket hunter
00112EDB
Attack
Unarmed (55 Damage)

Cave cricket piercer

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This variant has a tan and green coloration. These are fast, well armored, and have a large HP pool.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Cave cricket piercer
001131D3
Attack
Unarmed (65 Damage)

Glowing cave cricket

Extremely radioactive cave crickets, this variant is much higher in level among other increased stats.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Glowing cave cricket
001131D8
Attack
Unarmed (80 Damage)

Cave cricket shredder

A cave cricket variant encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown. They are identical in appearance to cave cricket piercers.

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Cave cricket shredder
003F36BA
Attack
Unarmed (100 Damage)

Cave cricket slasher

The most powerful cave cricket variant. They are encountered during Vault Mission: Meltdown. They are identical in appearance to cave cricket piercers. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Cave cricket slasher Fallout 76 removed content
Nuclear Winter

003F36BB
Attack
Unarmed (140 Damage)

Deadly cave cricket

Deadly cave crickets have a large HP pool and high Energy Resistance. Fallout 76 removed content

Name (Form ID)AbilitiesItems
Deadly cave cricket Fallout 76 removed content
Nuclear Winter

003F36BC
Attack
Unarmed (215 Damage)

Scorched cave crickets

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Scorched cave crickets have been affected by the Scorched Plague. Each regular cave cricket variant has a corresponding Scorched variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Prime cave crickets

Prime cave crickets are encountered only during the Primal Cuts event. Each regular prime cave cricket variant has a corresponding Prime variant with the same stats, abilities, and items.

Locations

Notes

Prior to patch 1.2.1.18, cave crickets did not drop acid.

Appearances

Cave crickets appear in Fallout 76.

References

  1. Sofia Daguerre: "The data indicates there's a swarm of Cave Crickets there. Grahm says their legs are pretty good eating, but I'm not sure I'm there yet."
  2. Sofia Daguerre: "Heard there was a Cave Cricket that cannibalized a creche of eggs. That's right. A cannibalistic creche-killing Cave Cricket. Kill it."
  3. Beckett: "Eh. I'm used to dealing with chem fiends. You know? Attention span of a cave cricket at best."
  4. Cut content The Naturalist: "The Appalachian Hexapod Colossus is a fascinating subject. Despite it'sIn-game spelling innocuous name, the so-called "Cave Cricket" is a fierce combatant."
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